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Old 04-02-2013, 07:28 AM   #16
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Just wondering..... Who do you think will be the first to add fuel injection to their 650 single?
BMW G650GS -- in 2009.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:19 AM   #17
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BMW G650GS -- in 2009.
I was waiting for someone to point that out - It's 13 or 14 years to late for any manufacturer to be "first" and several years too late to be second.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:29 AM   #18
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I was waiting for someone to point that out - It's 13 or 14 years to late for any manufacturer to be "first" and several years too late to be second.
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Well alright, but who's going to be the fifth? Huh?
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:31 AM   #19
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Yamaha 660
What is this Yamaha model that you mention?

Was it ever available in the USA?
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:47 AM   #20
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What is this Yamaha model that you mention?

Was it ever available in the USA?
I thought it was the Yamaha pictured on page 1, not available in the US.

I don't know anything about it, but since I can't have it, I just know it's better than anything else here!
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:01 AM   #21
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I thought it was the Yamaha pictured on page 1, not available in the US.

I don't know anything about it, but since I can't have it, I just know it's better than anything else here!
I'm kind of annoyed that Yamaha doesn't make anything that interests me right now. Nothing at all.

I've owned eight Yamahas, more than any of the other five brands that I've owned, and I liked every one of them. But the biggest dual sport that they sell here isn't big enough to meet my needs.

C'mon Yamaha, build a decent 450 or 650 dual sport for us!
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:07 AM   #22
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:15 PM   #23
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BMW G650GS -- in 2009.
The F650GS and CS thumpers had it even before that. So did the G650X bikes. BMW has had EFI 650 thumpers for quite a while now.
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:43 PM   #24
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The OP said of the Japanese mfgrs, Honda, Kaw Suzuki (Yamaha?) who will be the first in the US? I think he knows that Europeans have already done this. Yes ,Yamaha has done this, but that bike does not come to the US.That was how I understood what he was saying anyway.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:08 PM   #25
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The OP said of the Japanese mfgrs, Honda, Kaw Suzuki (Yamaha?) who will be the first in the US? I think he knows that Europeans have already done this. Yes ,Yamaha has done this, but that bike does not come to the US.That was how I understood what he was saying anyway.
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:45 AM   #26
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Sounds like you're describing a KLR...

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Yes it is, it's a little snatchy compared to a DR650 but it's not terrible. And it starts all the time and pulls very strongly from the bottom. The bike is a bit on the heavy side and the suspension isn't the best but it's a real workhorse. They are being abused all over europe as commuters and dispatch bikes with zero issues. And plenty of people have taken them around the world with no problems. Very reliable bike, the essence of care free motorcycling.
But the KLR isn't fuel injected.
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:32 PM   #27
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:44 PM   #28
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You're missing 200 cc's


2000 F650GS was FI
I didn't say it was the first!

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Old 04-10-2013, 12:51 PM   #29
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I didn't say it was the first!

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True, but the original post said 650 single
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:57 PM   #30
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I would like for it to be Honda. I would def buy it, but i see them killing the XRL and plating the CRFX.

Just my $0.02

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